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Birmingham Canal Museum Do we need one can we get one? Have a look and complete the survey to give your views. If you are organizing a UK canal or river event that you would like added to this list please let me know.

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Pershore Lock Old bridge with boat coming through
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The Boat Listing is now hosted by CanalPlanAC. Please update your Favourites/Bookmarks to http://canalplan.org.uk/boats/

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If you are a newcomer to the subject, or this web site, you may want to start with my Introduction pages. These give an introduction to this website, the UK Waterways System, its history and to inland boating on canals or rivers.

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Books, videos, DVDs and links to other canal shopping sites.

For non-waterway travel photographs see www.jim-shead.net

I am also webmaster for the following waterways sites Railway & Canal Historical Society
The Association of Nene River Clubs
House of York

All about the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) click here

Quote of the day No 15

Wednesday 25 May 2016

Not only have these waterways introduced me to the peasant and the craftsman, but they have recaptured for me that sense of place which swift transport, standardisation and ever more centralised urban government are doing their best to destroy. It is this sense of place or genius loci, as it has been called, which is the countryman’s birthright, and which was once made manifest by him in his use of local materials, in his speech, song and story, and in countless other intimate ways which faithfully reflected the character of the region of his birth. It is an essence not easy to capture, and still more difficult to translate into words, although I have attempted to convey something of its changing quality which I perceived as we moved through the Midland Shires.

L. T. C. Rolt – Narrow Boat

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